Price always is a point. |
Hi13 isn´t exactly cheap but it´s budget for what it is. I enjoy the display each time I use it and have a hard time imagining to go back to something like FHD for reading. It´s closer to paper print sharpness than anything I´ve ever used. I felt in love with that when I saw the Surface Book for the first time and dropped the idea to get one just for reading and occasional light work when I saw the price tag.
Of course there are things that don´t work well on a Hi13. I´ve managed to install MS Visual Studio on my Hi13 and it works somehow, but this is definitely not great by any means. Resources are simply too low by any means, it´s not only the speed.
However it's crazy to spend 2000 bucks on a notebook by itself - for occasional programing or video editing - especially looking at innovation rates, each year new processors, new important ´secondary´features (like GPU support for new video codecs like HEVC).
I've considered the Dell XPS 15 as well, but dropped it when finding out that you have to spend 2000+ to get just touch, UHD and a bigger internal battery... it's also not pen enabled and not foldable to tablet mode. Maybe this is 'innovation' in 2018... Otherwise it's a hell of a machine I'd really appreciate.
Not much better with the Yoga 720 15". It has tablet mode and an average pen but no HDMI port... starting dongles or docking stations is inconvenient at best and adds significant cost again. Wanting UHD means opting for the big configuration again. And on top the 13" line has weaker CPU's from the 'U' core line. All the confusion Intel creates with CPU generations is a nightmare. Core i means not much and i3, i5, i7 as well. One needs to learn more about TDP and all the numbers and letters to put things somehow. On top many notebooks have bad cooling systems throttling cpu power on heavier tasks taking some more time to compute. Some others limit to get better battery live numbers on paper... it's simply crazy to get a performer even if you are willing to spend more.
Instead marketing points out importance of luxury look and understatement... I just want a reliable, rugged device and give a sh**t on logos and childish 'premium' look.
Finally all is just as bad as with Chinese tablets in a way, just other price tags...